Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the U.S. And despite increased awareness of causes, risk factors and methods of prevention, the rates of skin cancer, including the three major types—basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma—continue [...]
Age 2 is a time of growth for toddlers, with plenty of physical activities and brand new experiences. While most children are dealing with bumps and scrapes, Hailey Gamboa was going to her first plaster casting session. After her family noticed problems with her posture during infancy, they were [...]
When we eat well, we feel good. But there are times we still want to eat something that may not be good for our diet – like brownies or cake. Emmaline Rasmussen, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Research Dietician at NorthShore, shares her go-to recipe [...]
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Each year, approximately 600,000 people will die of heart disease, nearly half of them women. And yet many still believe that heart disease is a man’s disease. It’s not.
There are some possible differences, [...]
With 25% of the American population suffering from heart related problems, it's extremely important for everyone to carefully monitor their health, and take the necessary precautions to avoid heart disease. The most common ways to prevent
heart disease include exercising regularly, eating [...]
Vegetables are packed with nutritious value. Sometimes when it comes to eating them, it’s easier said than done. One way to get plenty of vegetables in is with a recipe Lori Wyble, Oncology Dietician at NorthShore’s Kellogg Cancer Center [...]
Chocolate is good for you! Sound too good to be true? Well, happy National Dark Chocolate Day, because it's true.
Don't take that as permission to rush out and buy all the candy bars you can find. When it comes to chocolate's health benefits, type matters. Not all chocolate is created equal [...]
There are an estimated 200,000 cases of glaucoma in the United States per year. While it cannot be cured, there are treatment options available to help alleviate symptoms. Early detection is key with glaucoma, Troy Close, MD [...]
It is amazing how something so small can have such a large impact on our body. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located just below the Adam’s apple. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that influence almost all of the body’s metabolic processes and are essential for normal brain and [...]
Every parent has seen their child go through the “mine” stage. Sometimes it is cute and comical, and sometimes it is frustrating. With the holidays behind us and the toys still shiny and new, the word “mine” is probably thrown around more.
Age 3 is when kids start to understand the concept [...]